NEW REVIEW Blues & Rhythm UK

NEW REVIEW Blues & Rhythm UK

Deivert is an American mandolin and guitar player with a pleasant singing voice who lives in Sweden. He has graced to B&R’s review pages before in issue 265 when Norman Darwen gave the nod of approval to one of David’s previous releases.
There are a dozen songs on this release; apart from two of Deivert’s own compositions all are covers. Before listening to this well-produced disc, I was unenthusiastic about reviewing it given the preponderance of covers including four blues by Sleepy John Estes, a Yank Rachell song, and Son House’s Death Letter I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised as this is a very good album with Deivert backed by guitarist, drummer and bassist. The opening number, Big Joe Williams’ Baby Please Don’t Go, is an absolute belter and it is the best version of this classic song that I have ever heard. The whole album is a delight and it is refreshing to hear some blues mandolin. Give yourself a treat and listen to this. – Paul Mooney

Messin’ With The Kid in our own mandolin-slide funky roots way – and don’t miss the bass and drum solos!

Translation of new review in Norwegian Blues News!…

Bert Deivert & Copperhead Run – Blood In My Eyes For You

A musician you should be familiar with

Bert Deivert has made a name for himself and is considered one of the world’s leading blues mandolinists. It would be easy to make light of mandolin her, but we should watch what we say. Yank Rachell for example, is a name mentioned with reverence by most. In this twelfth album release since he moved to Sweden in the Seventies, Deivert’s mandolin appears in an electric blues context that a few years ago would have been unheard of among purists. Together with Janne Zander playing various guitars, Per-Arne Petterson on bass, and Fredrik Lindholm on drum, we find Deivert plowing through a dozen songs where mandolin effortlessly takes the role of the leading solo instrument. In particular, there is a great interpretation of Son House’s “Death Letter Blues” that really stands out, but also contributions from the repertoire of Sleepy John Estes, Big Joe Williams, RL Burnside and Yank Rachell – besides Deivert’s own songs. This makes him a musician you should definitely find out about, in case you were not convinced the last time Deivert was reviewed in Blue News.

Jan Rustad

Great new review in Norwegian Blues News! Translation coming…

Some words from the great US blues mandolinist Rich Del Grosso about Blood In My Eyes For You

“I spent a whole weekend at the Juke Joint Fest (Clarksdale, MS) and I didn’t hear hill country music as good as this. Awesome! A great mix of grooves. You gonna get ‘em up and dancing with this one! And I love the little tastes of Yank (Rachell) that you throw in, sometimes mixed with Far Eastern melody bites. Love it!” – Rich Del Grosso, blues mandolin maestro & blues writer